An InfiniBand-based mechanism to enhance QoS in multipath routing protocols in MANETs
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Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) usually suffer from high packet loss and high link failure rates. These challenges usually increase congestion on some links while other links are almost free. In this paper, we propose a novel mechanism to enhance QoS in multipath routing protocols in MANETs based on the InfiniBand (IB) QoS architecture. The basic idea of our approach is to enhance the load balancing and thus reduce congestion on overloaded links. This mechanism has enabled us to (1) give critical applications higher priority when routing their packets across the network, (2) effectively manage frequent connections and disconnections and thus reduce link failures and packet loss rates, and (3) reduce the overall power consumption as a consequence of the previous gains. We have tested the scheme on the (IBsim) simulator and achieved significant improvements in QoS parameters compared to two well-known routing protocols: AODV and AOMDV.